My Mind Playing Tricks on Me

Oh, I am sick.

I am depressed.

I’m tired.

I won’t make it through this…..

I can’t pay my  bills.

Why me?

This week was filled with seeing and hearing others talk about things that were on their minds. The discussions and observations were heart felt, sad, and absolutely draining.

And I started to think about ALL of those things and then I actually went looking for things in my life that I could join in on the pity party.  My mind playing tricks on me. The enemy has no control over our minds but will try to trick us and plant seeds of doubt, shame, and negativity.  My anxiety started to creep in and as quickly as it did, I decided I would have an attitude adjustment.  

I remembered a time in my life when I would worry about not being able to pay my bills, when would I get a promotion, my weight, my clothes, my husband, my kids….. EVERYTHING. My mind was playing tricks on me. And then I read an article or book about changing your perspective (Sorry I don’t recall which one). The book challenged me to have a different perspective and look for something positive in the situation or change my attitude about it. Or simply think about what you want the situation to be.

There is a battle in your mind that only YOU can control. Of course things ARE going to happen in your life but you do not have to OWN them.  YOU control your thoughts. 

Philippians 4: 8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Fill your mind with the word of God. You don’t have to be a bible scholar to know the word of God. Just read and He will recall exactly what you need, when you need it.

I am sick…. I’m alive and will be healed. Isaiah 53:5

I am depressed….. I am happy and filled with love and joy. Psalm 30:5 

I’m tired…. But I can still get up and do all things.  Philippians 4:13

I won’t make it through this.…But you made it through before.  Psalm 46:1-3

I can’t pay my bills…. But I have food, shelter and clothes on my back. Philippians 4:19 

Why me?….Why not me? I am fully equipped for a time such as this. 2 Timothy 3:17

Every morning I take the time to pause, reflect, mediate, pray and renew my mind on such things. No more mind tricks! I control my mind. Today, I challenge you to fill your mind and spirit with the word of God. And you will have a complete attitude adjustment.

Ephesians 4:23 ,”And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind.”

Post a comment on your attitude adjustment thoughts for today. 

4 thoughts on “My Mind Playing Tricks on Me

  1. Thank you for sharing. I NEEDED THIS! We are living in a crazy time. It is so easy to worry and be anxious. As a full time worker and a full time momma, it is so hard to do things as I used to and still maintain a little one at home and be as productive and positive as before the quarantine. The distractions are making me feel less successful and focused. My mind has been playing tricks on me and my anxiety is high. I have to talk myself down and say I am my own worst enemy with my mind and that I can’t be superwoman all the time. I have to tell myself “It’s okay”. This was a good read. Thank you for the reminder that it’s not just me.

  2. “There is a battle in your mind that only YOU can control!”

    I love this statement! I am a believer of what one thinks or speaks will come to pass. If we can overcome the negative thoughts with positive ones, can you imagine how much more positive and fulfilling our lives could be?! Wow! Remeber, we have what we speak. So speak life!!!!

    • Proverbs 18:21 confirms this by saying, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”

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